Thoughts on Archbishop Charles Chaput ‘s Sunday June 30th, 2013 Statements

To the Holy Father, Pope Francis

Apostolic Palace

00120 Vatican City

To the Holy Father Pope Francis:

Why did Archbishop Charles Chaput urge the Philadelphia City police force to break the law and stop working to identify those people who have stolen a place in the United States Immigration line from someone who respectfully stood in that line and waited their proper turn as reported in the 6th paragraph of the philly.com news article listed below.

http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-01/news/40309888_1_chaput-immigration-laws-immigration-reform

I would also like to know why Archbishop Charles Chaput urged congregants at a special Mass for immigrant justice on Sunday June 30,
2013, to tell politicians to support comprehensive immigration reform as reported in the 1st paragraph of the philly.com news article listed below.

http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-01/news/40309888_1_chaput-immigration-laws-immigration-reform

Currently, the term “comprehensive immigration reform” has been used and inferred to mean, by the majority of USA press outlets, “to grant amnesty or to reward those people who have stolen a place in the United States Immigration line from someone who respectfully stood in that line and waited their proper turn, by forever removing the consequences of deportation from those people who have already stolen a space in the line.”

Are stealing and cheating still sinful acts in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church?

Does the eighth commandment still say “thou shall not steal”?

Is Archbishop Chaput telling us that stealing is no longer a sin?

Unless I completely misunderstood Archbishop Chaput’s statements, it sounds like he is advocating not only for theft, but also for removing the consequences from the act of theft, so that the thief does not have to be subjected to the natural consequences of his or her actions, which ultimately encourages both believers and non-believers to commit more acts of theft, in greater frequency.

Is this what Jesus taught us?

I hope I am completely misunderstanding Archbishop Chaput’s statements and would respectfully like to know why you continue to permit him and other American Bishops and Cardinals to continue to preach in direct and open contradiction to Roman Catholic Theology and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Sincerely,

A Concerned Roman Catholic

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